Mergers & Acquisitions

Covington Associates offers unbiased advice regarding sales, divestitures, mergers, or acquisitions. Specializing in middle-market transactions, we have represented private companies, public companies, private equity firms, multinational corporations, and family held businesses in a wide range of industries both as buy-side and sell-side advisor. We provide clients with senior-level attention throughout all phases of the transaction process from the preparation of marketing materials and the contacting of potential strategic and financial partners to the negotiation of letters of intent straight through closing.

Debt and Equity Capital Raising

Covington Associates can assist your company in raising the capital it needs to finance working capital, drive organic growth, provide liquidity to shareholders, or fund an acquisition strategy. With extensive experience in the capital markets, the principals of Covington Associates have knowledge of and access to the investor universe appropriate for your situation and needs, whether it be senior debt, subordinated debt, private equity, or venture capital.

Strategic Advisory

Covington Associates provides strategic advisory services to companies, boards of directors, and shareholders seeking to understand their various alternatives for maximizing shareholder value and liquidity. As independent financial advisors, we provide an objective assessment of the viable strategic alternatives available to a client that will help them to meet their objectives. These alternatives may include a recapitalization, acquisition, divestiture, sale, or maintaining the status quo. Through a strategic review process we can identify the value drivers of a business to help its stakeholders prepare the company for a value maximizing transaction, regardless of when the decision is made to pursue it.

Fairness Opinions and Valuations

We combine our extensive transaction experience with both traditional and innovative valuation methodologies and financial models to present a realistic perspective on valuation — not just the theoretical value of the business, but a value that has relevance in today’s markets. Covington Associates can provide fairness opinions for transactions involving public and private companies in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, or sales to third parties. We also provide valuation analyses to clients and potential clients who are considering a possible acquisition, sale, or divestiture.